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Comment author: wedrifid 08 February 2010 01:45:15AM 1 point [-]

There's just one magisterium, it's called reality; and whatever is, is real. It's a silly concept. It cannot be salvaged. Kill it with fire.

Do you consider it a useful concept for describing a particular kind of stupidity (eg. Aumann)? Or is a useless concept even then?

Comment author: MrHen 08 February 2010 06:13:30AM 0 points [-]

I think it is a useless concept even then. It doesn't make sense and doesn't compute. By the time you translate whatever "stupidity" you are describing into "magisterium" you (a) know enough about the stupidity to speak to it on its own terms and (b) aren't really talking about the stupidity; you are talking about magisterium which is a bastardization of two beliefs. How does that help?